Join Worldwide Support Programme to Explore New Markets

11 Oct 2018
Author: HSD Foundation

Last week during the Cyber Security Week, we announced the start of the Global EPIC Soft-Landing Program which offers HSD Partners a unique opportunity to ‘soft land’ for a trail period in the market of another security ecosystem. The programme is now live. It provides a low risk entry trial to partners interested in entering a new international market, accessing the resources they need to more readily tap into commercial opportunities. The soft-landing program is operated by the Global Ecosystem of Ecosystems Partnership in Innovation and Cybersecurity (Global EPIC), a worldwide collaboration between security ecosystems, including HSD.


Within the soft-landing program, the 9 participating ecosystems from 6 different countries provide, without cost to the companies and entrepreneurs, connections to their partner network, matchmaking with potential business partners, a meeting space, guidance on recruiting talented employees and market circumstances, incubator facilities and guidance on immigration and legal issues, leading to the possibility of establishing a permanent presence in the foreign market.

The participating ecosystems in the soft-landing program are: bwtech@UMBC (Baltimore, U.S.A.), Carleton GCR (Ottawa, Canada), Centre for Secure Information Technologies - CSIT (Belfast, U.K.), Cyber Wales (Cardiff, U.K), Hague Security Delta (The Hague, Netherlands), ITRI (Taipei, Taiwan), Kosciuszko Institute (Krakow, Poland), City of Surrey (Surrey, Canada), UNB (Fredericton, Canada) For more information on how to ‘soft-land’ in one of these markets, visit or contact Bert Feskens via 

Companies Interested in Soft-Landing in West-Holland

The program also welcomes international companies to soft-land in West Holland in the HSD cluster. Selected companies are welcomed by InnovationQuarter, Chamber of Commerce, the Municipality of The Hague and HSD Office. More information can be found here.

HSD Partners involved